Cape, Kalahari & Kruger

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Best time to go: January to March, October to December

12 Nights | from £6,450pp

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  • Admire cosmopolitan Cape Town from the top of Table Mountain
  • Stay in the Kalahari, the biggest reserve in Africa
  • Take a balloon flight, dine on the dunes and visit some of the world's oldest rock art
  • Spot the Big Five and much more on a luxurious safari in Sabi Sands
  • Gaze up at innumerable stars through the telescope on your private deck

Day 1 UK / Cape Town
Maximise your time by flying overnight to Cape Town.

Day 2 Cape Town
The best place to get your bearings in beautiful Cape Town is at the top of Table Mountain: from the iconic mountain, the city and sea spread out before in glorious tecnicolour. If the weather suits, your private guide will escort you to the summit, before driving you around the main sites from wave pounded shores and buzzy harbour to poignant museums. Your home here is the bohemian Cape Cadogan, a boutique hotel set within an early 19th century mansion, offering convenience and glamour in equal measure.
Cape Cadogan

Days 3 to 4 Cape Town
There's so much to see in this vibrant city. Dip into art galleries, sample the thriving foodie scene, sip sundowners on the V&A Waterfront, explore the brightly coloured Bo-Kaap neighbourhood and familiarise yourself with the local species at both Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and the Two Oceans Aquarium. Alternatively, venture a little further out, to sip and swill in the world-class Winelands or waddle with African penguins on Boulders Beach.
Cape Cadogan | Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 Cape Town / Kalahari
Swap city chic for endless sand: this morning you'll fly to the Kalahari Desert, to stay in Tswalu. This truly exceptional reserve is one of the largest private concessions in Africa, encompassing around 1,000 sq km of untamed bush and two supreme safari lodges: the eight thatched bungalows of Motse and super exclusive Tarkuni. At both you can head out on bush walks, horse rides and game drives with dedicated field guides and the reserve's ecologists. Finish your day with a sundowner on the dunes.
Tswalu | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 6 to 8 Tswalu Kalahari Reserve
Sink into the serene pace of life at Tswalu. The landscape here is unique, combining typical Kalahari sand and savannah with the Korannaberg Mountains. Morning and evening drives might encounter hunting cheetah, desert black rhino, huge Kalahari lions, unusual antelopes and hundreds of meerkats. In between the awe-inspiring wildlife viewing, you can slot in spa treatments, balloon rides, private dinners on the dunes and trips to ancient rock art sites, which may be up to 380,000 years old.
Tswalu | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 Tswalu / Johannesburg
Wrench yourself away from Tswalu for a flight to Johannesburg, overnighting in the city before the next leg of your adventure.
InterContinental | Meals: Breakfast

Days 10 Johannesburg / Sabi Sands
It's a short flight to Sabi Sands, a private reserve bordering Kruger National Park. This means Sabi Sands has all the same if not more wonderful wildlife but far fewer people, and far fewer restrictions. Enjoy your first game drive this afternoon in search of the elusive leopard.
Lion Sands River Lodge | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 11 to 12 Sabi Sands

Spend two days in this African wonderland. Head out on game drives to look for the Big Five, or watch the wildlife coming to the river from the lodge itself.
Lion Sands River Lodge | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13 Sabi Sands / Johannesburg / UK
Fly out of the bush, bound for Johannesburg, ready for your evening flight to the UK

At A&K all of our journeys are individually tailored to suit your needs and timescale. As a guide, this 13 day suggested holiday will cost from £6,450 per person, based on two sharing including international and domestic flights and all game drives.

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Best time to be there

October to May is the best time to visit the Cape. Game viewing is better during the drier months of April to September. The wildflower season is generally from mid August to mid September. The whale watching season runs from June to November.

Fly to

Cape Town/Johannesburg

flying time

11 hours 30 minutes/10 hours 30 minutes non-stop

time difference

GMT +2 hours


Not required for UK passport holders

Health Requirements

Yellow fever certificate if arriving or in transit for more than 12 hours from an endemic area.

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